During my time as a fly fisherman, I have pretty much always fished with the same type of flies/patterns. I have always been relatively “lucky” to get fish, even on difficult days, no matter where I was fishing. I think one of the main reasons for this is that I place more importance on how the line and the leader are placed on and in the water – and how the fly is presented. I also evaluate how the pattern in different sizes I am using should be fished under various conditions, such as different water levels and shifting lights, etc.
When I see the profiles of my flies in the water, I believe in them and I have learned how to fish them, which transforms my mind into a state where I become the fly seeking the fish - not just the fly caster sending the fly out over the water, hoping for something to bite it.
In the future, I will add some of my most successful fly patterns here to give you an idea of what I fish with and have always fished with. These patterns have proven themselves to me again and again over many years. These are flies that have never caused me any doubt and flies that I would never take off once first tied on.
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